History repeating itself. Just to be expected when pushing the state of the art. The problem is - these issues with the GTF are nothing to do with the gearbox. The compressor, combustor and turbine are definitely not leading edge (when compared to the Leap) The gear is not just done for fun! A 3x h...Jump to post
The normal reason to have anhedral angle is for better stability Are you sure? Acc. Wiki dihedral would be much more stable. So anhedral on high mounted aircraft is done for increasing maneuverability. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihedral_(aeronautics)#Anhedral Military fighter aircraft often hav...Jump to post
If you accept the ‘terms & conditions of carriage’ you know you need to print your boarding pass and bring it to the airport. https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/terms-and-conditions Boarding card re-issue fee €15 / £15 Airport check-in fee €50 / £50 A Ryanair passenger who wa...Jump to post
Pratt invested how long in figuring out the cooling of the gearbox lightsaber, why is gearbox cooling such an issue? I've also seen quotes from RR engineers say that's a difficult issue. There's a big fan pumping huge amounts of air around the engine, and warming it up a little with a gearbox coole...Jump to post
India's DGCA identifies new gearbox issue on PW1100G https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/indias-dgca-identifies-new-gearbox-issue-on-pw1100g-434808/ Wow, "great" article. 42 engine swaps, but FG puts the one as headline which was a single issue. Another Pratt engine in A-320 Neo de...Jump to post
So will Boeing will be able to keep the price level or will it below the planned cost. So in the end they account for example -30 mill. loss per frame but get 40 mill. cash or 40 mill. non-GAAP profit. This will be fun for the sales team especially with the pressure to fill the line. BTW: The thread...Jump to post
It sounds like the crew eats at the buffet and then takes away another large amount of food to be eaten later. I am not aware of any hotel that likes this behaviour. It is allowed in the hotel I will stay in my skiing holidays. It is called lunch packet and they even provide material to take away:-...Jump to post
If you take the 23 number serious, it was not said engine shortfall in the tweet, but coordination issues.
You can of course not deliver engines if there are no frames for it.
I do not see the 11 frames that were near ready for delivery in 2016.
You are absolutely right. I had some issues with "whichever occurs later". The whole wording was quite logical for me in the way "whichever occurs ealier".
Sorry, but using a likely passive phrase without "to be" in the thread title confuses me. Who aquirers who? Also how many Zodiacs are there? I just thought there is one? And I doubt that they publicized their problems well. Usually companies have very small lips. Do struggles or deliveries...Jump to post
I will not post the P&W data as comparision because it would make you very sad. Ignoring the QR aircraft, most of the old P&W inventory was delivered in Q4 2016. PW is still in the low 73xx, this is 100 MSNs lower e.g. 2 months delay to CFM and 3 months to standard. Of course we can ignore ...Jump to post
I guess the "one month delay" says it all. There is no real issue. CFM is nearly catched up. Nearly all CFM with MSN below 7400 are delivered. Only the test frames and MSN 7181 (seems to have a special issue) is left. The 1st Air Indias are MSN 7459+7475. MSNs you would expect to be delive...Jump to post
Sorry, but you were all quite confusing and even wrong, if and when the AD has to be done. Every frame above 37500 cycles has to be done in the next 3 years. Every frame above 60000 cycles immediately. "Before the accumulation of 60,000 total flight cycles, or within 36 months after the effecti...Jump to post
The main question is what is the conclusion. AB had 3 issue to tackle. SriLankan NTUs, Qatar deferring of any new frame as long as possible and the not fully solved seat issues for CX. 8 frame (MSN 47, 51, 55, 60, 63, 69, 70, 72) were not getting ready for issues not really controllable by AB. But t...Jump to post
plane:employees ratio is widely used as an efficiency indicator, not sure why suddenly a.net changed the tone to it as irrelevant metric. Sorry, I'm an engineer not an MBA. So of course I challenge any stupid metric which makes no sense. Managers and especially consulters are great presenting metri...Jump to post
plane:employees ratio I do not understand what this figure should be good for. I would understand an employee per seat or per million seat mile, but per plane? Who else should be high for this value than a VLA only carrier, but what else does it show that it is VLA only carrier. Strange, very stran...Jump to post
Or delivery from site it was made? This is exactly the case. From the over 600 deliveries this year, there were only a few exeption. Some A380s, the ones for BA and QR were delivered from TLS. OZ got its from XFW for the 1st time. EK and EY got theirs from XFW as usuall. As you maybe know the outfi...Jump to post